Post Tagged with: "Masculinity"

Fixing Ruptured Masculinities: Reflections from Kashmir

Fixing Ruptured Masculinities: Reflections from Kashmir

A façade of nationalism, security and religion is successfully curated under which the masculine politics dances relentlessly.

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Interview – Matthew Kearns

Matthew Kearns discusses his PhD research on the relationship between military masculinities and recruitment practices in the British Armed Forces and visualizing war.

Review – Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

Review – Equal Opportunity Peacekeeping

A significant contribution to critical debates within IR and gender scholarship that includes a rich empirical analysis of female peacekeepers and their experiences.

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Masculinities at the Margins: A feminist Curiosity of Gender, Militarism and War

What happens to ‘military masculinities’ and stories of war, violence and gender, if we begin to account for ‘the margins’ of war, of militaries and of masculinities?

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Interview – J. Ann Tickner

Professor J. Ann Ticker discusses the vibrancy of contemporary feminist IR, the divide between positivism and postpositivism and the need for IR from the margins.

Interview – Paul Higate

Interview – Paul Higate

Dr. Higate reflects on military masculinities, developments in the private military security industry, and the role of UN peacekeepers in shaping perceptions of security.

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

Shock and Awe: Performativity, Machismo and ISIS

The use of beheadings by ISIS can be interpreted as a way of performing Iraqi ideals of masculinity to undermine Western ideals of tough but polite masculinity.

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

Masculine Rivalries and Security: The US and UK in Iraq and Afghanistan

The UK and US constructed their masculine identities in relation to each other in Iraq and Afghanistan. This rivalry has implications for achieving security.

American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

American Exceptionalism: The Gender Factor

To undo the conceit of American exceptionalism, we have to undo the power of sovereign masculinity and address the seduction it exercises across the political spectrum.

Masculinity in IR: Feminist Interventions

Masculinity in IR: Feminist Interventions

Feminist scholarship has highlighted a problem in studying gender within IR, which rests not in the problem of “missing men” but rather the elision of women and women’s perspectives.

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

Are Men Still Missing? The Marginalisation of Feminism and Gender in IR

When students are introduced to IR, they need to be introduced to the concept of feminism as more than just an add-on idea to consider after they have tackled and understood the “real” IR theories of realism and liberal internationalism.

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